Presentations to Government
Marriage and Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Posted 2003-04-22 in Presentations to Government
It is NAWL’s position that the prohibition against same-sex marriage is discriminatory and in violation of section 15 of the Charter, and that such discrimination is not justifiable in a free and democratic society.
Posted 2003-04-01 by Margaret Denike in Presentations to Government
Submission by the National Association of to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is a non-profit organization that has been working to improve the legal status of women in Canada through legal education, research and law reform advocacy since 1974. [...]
Posted 2002-12-22 in Presentations to Government
In light of its domestic and international obligations, the Canadian government has a positive obligation to adopt legislation that will remedy both the systemic inequality of women in the workforce and the persistent wage discrimination experienced by women. Pay equity is a fundamental human right that must be enforced in all sectors of federal jurisdiction.
Posted 2002-05-27 by Andrée Côté in Presentations to Government
Presented to the Senate Committee on Human Rights. Available in French only.
Posted 2001-12-05 in Presentations to Government
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is extremely concerned about the impact of proposed Bill C-36, An Anti-terrorism Act, on the civil and political rights as well as the equality rights of persons living in Canada. We share the concerns of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada, and we support their recommendations.
Posted 2001-10-23 by Lisa Philipps in Presentations to Government
We have one key message for the committee: Good fiscal policy-making must take gender into account. To underline this message, our submission will illustrate some problems with two major budgetary initiatives of recent years: personal income tax cuts, and the caregiver credit. While these initiatives were intended to improve Canadians’ [...]
NAWL Brief to the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Family Law Committee on Custody, Access and Child Support
Posted 2001-06-15 in Presentations to Government
The Divorce Act must begin with a preamble, supported by the wording within the Act itself, about the social and economic disadvantage of women. The Act must specifically acknowledge the prevalence of violence against women and children within families including physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and social abuse. This preamble must [...]
Posted 2001-05-23 in Presentations to Government
NAWL wishes to highlight aspects of the record that reveal the impact of the challenged section of the Social Aid Regulation on young women and men in the 18-30 age group, to underscore the specific ways in which the challenged provision put young women at risk, and to emphasize certain facts about the legislative context of the Regulation.
NAWL Brief on the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
Posted 2001-04-23 in Presentations to Government
Although we recognize that a number of important reforms are being introduced with Bill C-11, we are deeply concerned about the bill’s lack of progress for immigrant and refugee women. Our brief will discuss some of the important avenues of reform, from the specific perspective of women, taking into [...]
NAWL Brief on the Importance of Respecting the Substantive Equality Rights of Lesbians to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Posted 2000-05-15 in Presentations to Government
Notes for NAWL’s presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, 15 March 2000 The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is a national, non-profit, feminist organization that has worked to improve the legal status of women in Canada through research, law reform and public legal education [...]